Monthly Archive: March 2018

Good turn out for 50 in 4

The 50 in 4 tour took place on 11th March and saw a good turn-out, with 19 riders, including two new members, signing on for the event.  Read Tony Pearson’s report on the tour below.

The next event in the IVCA Leisure League will take place on 8th April, starting at 10.00 am in Clonee.


Leisure League Round 2 report

Round 2 of the Dick O’Brien Leisure League – the North Dublin Tour – took place on 11th February.  Click on the thumbnail below to see a short report on the tour.




50 in 4 next Sunday, 11th March

A reminder that the 50 in 4 (50 miles in 4 hours) tour takes place next Sunday, 11th March, setting out  from The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee at 9:00 am.  The route will head towards Summerhill and on to Knightsbrook, returning to Summerhill for a tea stop; then it’s on to Maynooth and finishing back in Clonee.  (Click on the image below for a larger view of the route).

Following a series of weekends of bad weather, this spin provides a great opportunity to get the legs and lungs working again.  The 50 in 4 is also the first leg of the IVCA “triple” which see the award of a silver Touring Medal to any rider completing the 50 in 4, Wicklow 200 and 100 in 8 in the same year.  We hope to see as many members as possible on the start line in Clonee.



Riders Needed : IVCA Lead Car Video Shoot Saturday March 10th

Hi All,

The IVCA are creating an instruction for all members on how to drive a lead car and what they need to be aware of while driving a lead car during a race situation.

So we are looking for at least 30 bike riders to assist with making our short film which will illustrate the role and duties of a lead car driver.

For that we need two groups of cyclists riding behind lead cars while we film from a number of different angles. The whole process will only take a couple of hours at most. We’re planning to shoot in Batterstown on Saturday morning from 9.30am onwards.

If you’re planning a spin on Saturday March 10th, why not incorporate a bit of social cycling and we’d be delighted if you could assist us in making the film. In a very real way you’ll be helping to make the racing experience a better and safer one for all.

 Who: Bike Riders with bikes

What: Film Shoot

Where: Petrol Station, Batterstown

When: Saturday9.30am 

Contact: Declan Quigley on 085 7055937 or at

Declan is available at the above number and email address if further details are needed.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday morning.

Thanks !


Important information for Racing members

The Race Committee has been busily working away over the last number of weeks to put together a full programme of racing events for 2018.  The first race of the season takes place on Sunday, 25th March.

As has been the case for the last number of years, we will be holding an Information Day for all racing members where race numbers, membership cards, the Race Calendar and marshalling rosters will be distributed.  Instructions will also be issued around race safety.

The Information Day will take place on Saturday 24th March, in the Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, at 2.30 pm.

All racing members must attend this event.  Race numbers can only be collected on 24th March.  They will not under any circumstances be distributed on the morning of the first race.

Please note that due to a succession of other events in the preceding weeks (i.e. Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day), it is only possible to hold one Information event this year.  All racing members should therefore make arrangements to attend on 24th March.

50 in 4 postponed until 11th March

The 50 in 4 tour which was scheduled for Sunday, 4th March, has been postponed until 11th March due to the weather conditions.

The event will start at The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee at 9:00 am.  The route will take the direction of Summerhill and on to Knightsbrook, returning to Summerhill for a tea stop then onto Maynooth and finish in Clonee.  Click on the image below for a larger view of the route.